Greek Energy Minister to prepare law draft on energy cooperatives

Greek Energy Minister to prepare law draft on energy cooperatives

Greek Environment and Energy Minister George Stathakis wants to create opportunities for the participation of citizens and groups in the energy market through a new draft bill on energy cooperatives.

On the fifth International Symposium on Educational workshop for energy, life cycle analysis and sustainability in Nisyros, the Greek Deputy Minister of Shipping Nektarios Santorinios said that the Greek Energy Minister will announce an important legislative initiative in September in Crete regarding the law draft on energy cooperatives.
The aim of the law draft is to provide financing in order to create natural or legal persons partnerships. In cooperation with the municipality, the cooperatives will operate infrastructure for the production of energy from renewable sources.

Rescoop.eu is very curious about this initiative and what it could mean for the Greek REScoops.

Our member Sifnos Island Cooperative (SIC), is already advancing in a very interesting project to supply renewable energy for the whole island.
You can read more about this REScoop on their website: http://www.sifnosislandcoop.gr.

Other REScoop members in Greece:
Energy Cooperative of Karditsa (ESEK)
Electra Energy Cooperative
σEnergy
Iris Hellas